What Does My Frosh Fee Get Me?
In order to be fully registered for ASUS Orientation Week, you must pay a Frosh Fee of $107. ASUS Orientation is a non-profit Week, so the fee goes towards creating and running your week. Specifically, the fee will get you:
- a Frosh shirt and wrist band on the first day that will give you access to all ASUS Orientation events and activities throughout the week
- access to the Frosh Concert
- an Orientation Bag (given on the first day) filled with give-aways, goodies and Orientation programming
- your very own Queen’s Arts and Science Tam
Can I Still Register For Orientation If I Miss the Online Deadline?
YES! While it is encouraged to register online as it is quick, easy and makes sure you are part of the Week before arriving, you can still register but will have to do so in person. You can come to the Nerve Centre in the bottom of the John Deutsch University Centre September 3rd and 4th, before ASUS Orientation Week, or on the first day of Orientation Week, September 5th.
You will have to fill out some information in person, and make the payment of $107. NOTE: We do not process credit/debit in person, so you will have to bring cash or cheque. All cheques can be made out to: ASUS Orientation.
What Is Residence Orientation?
Residence Orientation occurs during your first two and a half days here at Queen’s, and comes before Faculty Orientation. You will get a chance to meet your floor and don for the first time, as well as get acquainted with the Residence and Queen’s community. Click here for more details.
What is the Nerve Centre?
It is the central information/help location during Orientation Week. If you get lost, need to know where your Frosh Group will be, need any information about Orientation or just need some help, you can head to the Nerve Centre, which is located on the main floor of the JDUC.
You can also phone the Nerve Centre during the week at:
What is the ASKIT?
The Academic Survival Kit (ASKIT) this is a very useful online calender filled with important contact numbers and emails, important academic dates, tips for exams, information about academic support and a whole lot more. You can access the ASKIT at www.asusaskit.com
What Are Coveralls?
Coveralls are one of Queen’s biggest traditions – each faculty and year has their own slogan printed on the back. Over the years they have even become the unofficial uniform at football games and other Queen’s events. It is important to note that no matter how dirty or crusty they get, you are NEVER allowed to wash your coveralls!
Coveralls are great to wear throughout the week so you don’t get your clothes dirty! On the last day of Orientation Week you will get to paint your coveralls in true Queen’s style!
You can purchase your Queen’s Coveralls during Orientation Week for $30. So remember to bring either cash or a cheque (payable to ASUS Orientation) on Wednesday September 6th!
What Should I Have/Bring For Orientation Week
Here is a list of some useful items you may want to have with you during the course of the week:
- Frosh Shirt (you need to wear this at all times during the course of the Week)
- Sun screen
- A good pair of walking shoes
- A reusable water bottle (there will be water stations at every event and across campus so you can fill up on water)
- A camera
- $30 for Coveralls
- A pair of grubby clothes (we might be getting a little dirty during the Week)
- Some nice classy pieces of clothing (for our Semi-Formal at the end of the Week)
- An open mind and some qood ole Queen’s Spirit!
What Do These Even Mean?
AMS - Alma Mater Society
ARC - Athletics and Recreation Centre
ASUS - Arts & Science Undergraduate Society
CoGro – Common Ground
JDUC - John Deutsch University Centre
EngSoc – Engineering Society
FYNIRS – First Years Not In Residence
MCRC - Main Campus Residents’ Council
NEWTS – New, Exchange, Woohoo, Transfer Students
OC – Orientation Coordinator
ORT – Orientation Roundtable
P&CC – Publishing & Copy Centre
PHEKSA – Physical Education and Kinesiology Students’ Association
QFA – Queen’s First Aid
QTV – Queen’s Television
SHRC – Sexual Health & Resource Centre
UBS – Used Bookstore